Monday, November 3, 2008
Goddess Mahamaya Festival, Kadra, Karwar
The Annual Festival of Goddess Mahamaya of Kadra will be celebrated today on the 3rd of November 2008 at Kadra, Karwar.
It is the First Post Harvest Festival of the year, and so it is flocked by innumerable devotees, mainly agriculturists, who offer their prayers for a good harvest, and seek blessings of the Goddess for a Good Market for their Harvest. It is believed that the Goddess is a powerful one, who will protect her devotees at any cost from all evils and sufferings.
Devotees from neighbouring towns and villages, like Haliyal, Anshi, Ramnagar, Khanapur, Dandeli, Ulavi, Joida, Kumbharwada, Goa, Yellapur, comes in hordes for the festival, which continues till late in the mornnig of the nest day.
These pictures are of the place where the Goddess rests for giving the Darshan to her devotees, near Kadra market, overlooking a perennial stream, which flows into the Kali River.
The last picture is of the several Entrances donated by Her devotees, over a period of time. The emple of the Goddess is away at a distance of Five kms from this place, in the forest. She is brought here over a Palanquin by her Devotees.